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Posted on Tue, 5 May 2015
Question: When I stretch my neck in that particular direction that area of my neck feels pain it feels like a deeper pain in the neck it feels weird feels like the muscle pain i'm not sure what happened I was watching a movie on the iPad on the bed and then next thing I know I start feeling pain there when I stretch my neck in that particular direction I uploaded a photo. When I don't stretch my neck I don't feel pain this all happened last night do you think it's something serious or not.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be muscle strain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

I have gone through the image provided. It seems that you had suffered muscle strain resulting in muscle spasm.
You need to provide rest to the neck. Avoid massaging the area. Doing a hot fomentation will be helpful. Avoid all overhead activities and do not use a pillow.
In case the pain is persistent even after taking a mild pain killer, then you might need stronger prescription medicines like muscle relaxants after consulting your orthopedician.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (36 hours later)
I'm just wondering as to why you came to a conclusion that is it muscle strain and rule out other possibility I'm just curious. Couldn't be thyroid or lymph node relateded only feels pain when I extend my neck in that particular direction I have to extend it extra and when I'm not extending my neck is not hurting also during the extension of my neck when my neck is pulseting I feel a little more pain. Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As the pain occur on movement, indicates muscle strain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As the pain occur on movement(extending your neck in particular direction) it indicates muscle strain. Thyroid or lymph node does not present like this.

Wishing You speedy recovery...

Warm regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Seems to be muscle strain. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I have gone through the image provided. It seems that you had suffered muscle strain resulting in muscle spasm. You need to provide rest to the neck. Avoid massaging the area. Doing a hot fomentation will be helpful. Avoid all overhead activities and do not use a pillow. In case the pain is persistent even after taking a mild pain killer, then you might need stronger prescription medicines like muscle relaxants after consulting your orthopedician. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care